Zeuxine ballii P.J.Cribb 1977font color=red> Photo by Eric La Croix

Drawing Drawing by J S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade hot Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Ball's Zeuxine [Zimbabwe Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .25" [.62 cm]

Found in Malawi and Zimbabwe in lower riverine forests at elevations of 300 to 1330 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem carrying about 8, spirally arranged, light green with reticulate veining, ovate, acute, glabrous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, densely pubescent, rachis 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, subsecund, laxly 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, ciliate margined floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part One Pope 1995 drawing fide; Terrestrial African Orchids Ball 2009 drawing fide;